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A crowd of people walking in the street Crowdsourced Testing: Give the People What They Want

Crowdsourced testing is a great way to connect with users and ensure that the product idea, design, implementation, and nonfunctional elements meet their expectations—or, hopefully, even exceed them. But like any other test effort, crowdsourced testing is both a science and an art. Here's how to do it effectively.

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Mukesh Sharma
Action-based test design checklist Leverage Your Actions to Get More Out of Test Automation

Test design can contribute greatly to how manageable and maintainable your automation is. Hiding detailed steps in actions makes their automation easier to maintain, and the high-level actions can be leveraged to define less common tests. Here's how you can write tests as a sequence of actions to improve coverage.

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Hans Buwalda
Mobile tester getting a positive result for a visual regression test on a smartphone Visual Regression Testing: A Critical Part of a Mobile Testing Strategy

Despite our best efforts to replicate customers' behavior in our test automation suites, teams often forget about nonfunctional requirements. An important one is visual perception—how users see and feel each application they use. Visual regression testing can fill a significant gap in user experience expectations.

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Dmitry Vinnik
Filling in gaps in an octagonal wood roof 2 Quick Wins for Building Context in Testing

Testers fill in their assumptions about the project, domain, and technology with things they learn while testing and while talking with people. Sometimes the information they learn is good, but sometimes they miss something important. Here are two quick wins for filling in those assumptions with good information.

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Justin Rohrman
Man lifting barbell with heavy weights 6 Steps to Achieve Realistic, Reliable Load Testing

Simulating real users’ behavior gives you a transparent picture of your software's load capabilities. To reproduce users' actions accurately, you can use a request flow design from when the system is in the production environment. Here are six steps for achieving the most realistic load for your load testing process.

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Maxim Chernyak
Espresso being poured into a cup of water and mixing Integrating Threat Modeling into Agile Development

Threat modeling helps you determine where to focus your security testing efforts when building your app. But people often wonder how it can fit into their existing agile software development process. Here are three things you can do to integrate threat modeling into your agile workflow, either early on or mid-project.

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Alan Crouch
"No code" typed inside brackets Merging New Codeless Test Automation with Your Existing Code-Based Test Scripts

Adopting a codeless solution can be an amazing boost to quality, productivity, and tester career growth, but in most organizations, such test suites will have to be merged into existing code-based test scripts. To succeed, developers, testers, and management all should consider the differences between the two options.

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Eran Kinsbruner
People applauding near a medal saying "2018" Top 10 TechWell Insights Stories of 2018

Many teams are embracing new practices, and several of last year's most-read stories reflect that, with topics such as AI, DevOps, and continuous testing. But it looks like lots of teams also want to get back to basics, because guides to tried-and-true agile and testing methods also ranked high. Check out the roundup.

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Beth Romanik